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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No Tea or Coffee Broken Furniture Air in Shower and Bathroom Filthy Bins Peeling and old Toilet Broken skirting boards empty fridge We felt very disappointed paying at the high end for a room for one night in Camps Bay. If it wasn't for the view I would have been very embarrassed to say I stayed there.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

No management or staff in sight, no greeting on arrival. Staff member dropped keys and left. No breakfast as advertised, facilities very run down and no tables on the terrace. Broken chairs and tables lying around. Terrible overall! Supposedly self catering but not advertised as such - and no facilities to self cater in the room. The kitchen is marked...

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3Thank k3reynolds
Pretoria
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed here over the Cape Town Jazz Fest. Great location, beautiful view. A lot more needs to be done. Toilet at the entrance is beyond NOT amazing. I don't understand the concept and it is not easy on the eye. The cleaning can be improved, A LOT! Bathroom was not up to scratch, quite filthy. It was okay because well,...

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Thank Hlengiwe D
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This place is in a good location. It has beautiful views of the sea, the beach, and the mountain. The linen was great. With good management, or knowledge of hospitality, it can be great. The room has no mirrors. The room is supposed to have a queen size bed, but it had a double size bed. The shower / bath...

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2Thank Sbudjk
Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

It's a guest house. Friendly welcome. Table Mountain behind, Seaview. Great location. No food etc. Around, car is mandatory. The house itself appears somehow not ready. Or partly broken already. Pool dirty. OK, owner started cleaning the other day. Furniture at balcony broken or shaky at least. Breakfast was a special experience. Just put the eggs at a plate and...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 28 February 2015

The views are superb from the balcony but they are not private as stated on bookingsites. The pool area is ok but could benefit from some decorations and cosy details. You will need a car to go to the Beach - you can walk but the walk is steep and a b bit boring. The owner is very friendly and...

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1Thank mikaelmunk
London
Reviewed 7 February 2015

We were looking forward to our stay in Cape Town and it was great apart from where we stayed - it was filthy, the brother of the owner was disinterested in us, no supplies in the rooms, pool dirty, no room cleaning, miles to walk to beach, would not advise staying there

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5Thank 121Sue121
Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Definitely not deserving of its stars: Apart from the 22h lock-up of the gate, the fake green and not really well-adjusted grass carpet on the wooden deck (which is then covered by it…), the TV not working, no breakfast offered, the strangely deserted establishment-not romantically quiet! just odd), not even a cup for our toothbrushes (when you start noticing those...

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2Thank Sophie H
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2014

I'd love to say it was ok as the view of Camps Bay and 12 apostles was amazing and the room we had was great, but there was too many other issues to rate it higher than poor - Pool was actually more like a fishpond (no way would you swim in it!) - Nothing stocked (no coffee, milk sachets...

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1Thank ade74
Warner Beach KZN South Africa
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Location great. Rooms, bedding and cleanliness great. Owner George is foreign so communication is poor. No keys given so we were locked out. His cellphone went to voicemail, and he was full of excuses. Property is run down, so does not look like the website - deck tables broken, astro turf on deck loose, and flaps all night. TV not...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thanks for all the comments. Your complaints have been noted and the guest has recently been upgraded.The Al Villa Romantica has two luxury Guest Houses for you to choose from - La Montagna (The Mountain) and La Spiaggia (The Beach). Both Guest Houses are centrally based, making attractions such as the Winelands, Robben Island, shopping and beaches easily accessible. La Montagna – No 52 Hely Hutchinson Avenue. Situated on the slopes of the mountain, with panoramic views of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and Camps Bay Beach. Facilities include a barbecue (braai) area, swimming pool, sauna, guest bar and a tanning deck. We offer Standard, Luxury and Super Luxury rooms as well as Self Catering Apartments (breakfast included). Standard Rooms Romantica Cozy Penthouse self catering for 2. This fully equipped (fridge, microwave, safe, stove) cozy apartment offers a private tanning deck with views. En-suite shower bathroom.Amore Double room offering sea views and tanning deck. Room equipped with fridge, microwave and safe. Full bathroom. Luxury Rooms – including breakfast.Valentino The Valentino suite is equipped with a fridge, microwave and safe. This room offers sea views and has an en-suite Jacuzzi bathroom. imini Suite: As our Valentino suite, Rimini is equipped with fridge, microwave and safe, as well as an en-suite Jacuzzi bathroom. Super Luxury Apartment – also with breakfast. San Remo Suite self catering (large apartment)A self-contained garden apartment with a fully equipped kitchen and spacious lounge. Jacuzzi bathroom. This apartment sleeps 4 people and is perfect for family (2 Adults & 2 Children).Torino Penthouse self catering (2 large rooms)This apartment offers 360 degree sea and mountain views, a private tanning deck, large lounge area with a bar and fully equipped kitchenette. A King size bed and Jacuzzi bath. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Al Villa Romantica

Address: 52 Hely Hutchinson Avenue, Camps Bay 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Camps Bay
Price Range: $131 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Al Villa Romantica 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“a clean one”
 of 5 bubbles 121Sue121, 7 Feb 2015 | Read review
“I really would not recommend you to stay here but if you do, avoid the room with the open plan toilet...first room upstairs on your left.”
 of 5 bubbles 98sophieh, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
“If you're going to risk it ask for the one on the top floor in the far corner”
 of 5 bubbles ade74, 16 Oct 2014 | Read review
“don't bother to stay here - complete waste of money.”
 of 5 bubbles shrlryl, 16 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Don't stay here at all! Avoid at all costs!”
 of 5 bubbles Cindybrm, 7 May 2012 | Read review
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